The Nationals earned their first-ever World Series berth with a combination of timely hitting, big defensive plays, and of course, stellar starting pitching.

But might a certain good luck charm have aided their magical run?

Heather Zimmerman, the wife of Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, shared Thursday that she and Ryan had adopted Penny from City Dogs Rescue.

As she notes, Penny entered their lives just before the incredible NL Wild Card Game, the start of this historic postseason push.

The Nats’ October hot streak has certainly felt charmed at times, so it makes perfect sense that this adorable rescue dog is helping provide good mojo.

Whether or not you believe in the power of lucky pennies, one thing is for certain: the Zimmermans are providing a great home to a beautiful dog in need of one. Any good fortune coming their way is just gravy.

Still, they’ll gladly take any luck they can find as the Nationals prepare to take on a juggernaut from the American League in the World Series next week.